Otto W. Lieber

Otto W. Lieber

April 25, 1928 – October 16, 2020


Otto William Lieber, 92, passed away in Omaha, NE on October 16, 2020. Otto had been a resident of New Cassel Assisted Living Center for several years, where he enjoyed the association of many friends, including other veterans.

O.W., as he was known to friends and family, was born to Otto Louie Lieber and Harriet Everett Case in Emerson, Nebraska on April 25,1928; the second of seven children.  He married Letha Catherine Lehr of Tripp, South Dakota, on June 29, 1949 in Sioux City, Iowa.  They were married for 54 years until her passing in 2003.  Otto was a 55-year resident of Omaha, with only a short break living with his wife in Mesa, Arizona.  After Letha’s death, Otto returned to his beloved Omaha.

O.W. enlisted in the Navy at the end of World War II and served in the Pacific theater attaining the rank of Seaman, First Class.  He later served in the Air National Guard.

O.W. worked at Brandeis Department Store in Omaha, Nebraska for ten years, and was a buyer, warehouse manager, and store manager.  Prior to Brandeis, he worked for Montgomery Wards in North Platte, Nebraska for twelve years.  He was self-employed as a commercial real estate broker from 1970 until 1994 when he retired.  He enjoyed working in the yard, fishing, golfing, playing cards with friends and family, and was a huge Nebraska Football fan and supporter.  He was an active member of Pacific Hills Lutheran Church.  When he entered assisted living, he remained an active worshiper at the New Cassel Chapel, where he enjoyed being a scripture reader.

Otto is survived by brothers: Darrel, Raymond, Arnold and Walter; his son, Randy Lieber (Eileen) of Salt Lake City, UT; his daughter, Teri Tingey (Jim) of Los Alamos, NM; three grandchildren: Aurelia Wann, Jennifer (Lieber) Jones, and Jasen Lieber; six great-grandchildren: Tristan, Aidan and Taryn Wann, and Gage, Jett, and Emmie Rose Jones.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Harriet Lieber; sisters, Dorothy and Helen; and wife, Letha.

VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Friday, October 23rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 24th at 1pm at the West Center Chapel.  Graveside Service with military honors at Evergreen Memorial Park, 2300 S. 78th St.

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  • Sandy and Mike Fruehwald, Posted October 18, 2020 9:39 am

    O.W. was a Good friend of our Mom(Tootsie,Ruth Taylor) and Letha,we enjoyed all our times with him and Baseball stories,he loved talking and supporting his family with Pride and Praise. He will always be remembered and missed. Sandy & Mike Fruehwald

    • Thank you so much for your memories!! Posted October 18, 2020 4:04 pm


  • Monica Pluta Posted October 19, 2020 9:21 am

    Gary and I feel so blessed to have known O.W. He was like a member of the family and so good to my mother, Ruth Taylor(Tootsie). We enjoyed spending time with him. He will always be in our thoughts. Prayers for his family. Monica Pluta.

    • Teri Tingey Posted October 25, 2020 10:08 am

      Thank you for your note Monica! We appreciate your sentiments.

  • Buck and Annie Dutton Posted October 23, 2020 5:31 pm

    Sending our ove and prayers to your family.

  • Teri Tingey Posted October 25, 2020 10:09 am

    Thanks so much!

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